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Eyes on the Fries: Young Workers in the Service Economy

Eyes on the Fries: Young Workers in the Service Economy
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Low wages, erratic schedules, no health care, work-school conflicts. This film looks beyond the stereotypes of carefree and undeserving youth to uncover a reality that millions of young working people know all too well: no matter how hard you work and how well you do in school, it can be difficult to stay afloat when you’re coming of age in a “McJob” economy. But there are ways to improve things — and young people are taking the lead.

Featuring:
ERIC SCHLOSSER, author of Fast Food Nation
JULIANNE MALVEAUX, economist
BILL FLETCHER, director of TransAfrica Forum
STUART TANNOCK, author of Youth at Work
SARA FLOCKS, co-founder of Young Workers United
and the voices of many young workers

A film by CASEY PEEK and JEREMY BLASI

Produced by the UC Berkeley Labor Center in association with Peek Media.
Running Time: 21 minutes
Release year: 2004

The video comes with a free accompanying curriculum guide with numerous participatory exercises on the economy. » Download curriculum PDF

 

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